Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Address 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

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Registration Deadline Fast Approaching for 2016 Summit

JOHNSTON, IOWA – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and former Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack will provide a unique perspective on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) commitment to renewable fuels at the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit on January 19, 2016 in Altoona, Iowa.

“Sec. Vilsack has been a steadfast supporter of renewable fuels, and we’re thrilled to have him back in Iowa and speaking at the Summit,” stated Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) President Tom Brooks.  “Under Sec. Vilsack’s direction, the USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Program is set up to make a profound impact on American agriculture and Iowa’s renewable fuels market, and we’re looking forward to hearing more about Sec. Vilsack’s vision for renewable fuels like biodiesel and ethanol.”

The Summit is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required. Online registration closes January 12, 2016. The 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will take place at The Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

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Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4 billion gallons annually, including nearly 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity. In addition, Iowa has 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce nearly 315 million gallons annually.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry. The trade group fosters the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry in Iowa through education, promotion, legislation and infrastructure development.


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